MAC X Beauty Guru - Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick for Spring/Summer 2017: Photos, Review and Swatches

Hi Beauties!

Mac Cosmetics has collaborated with 10 beauty influencers to create their own shades of lipstick.  Today I will be talking about the collab with Samantha Ravndahl.  Samantha is a beauty YouTuber that I've been following for years.  She is outspoken and I love her wit.  Not to mention she is a Canadian like myself and shares the same name as me.  I actually met her a couple years ago and she was really down to earth.  The lipstick launched on April 22nd and will only be available in Canada through July 2017 for $21.

"Internationally adored beauty influencers indulge in the ultimate colour fantasy: creating their own M·A·C Lipstick shades! Samantha Ravndahl, fearless, outspoken and unabashedly honest, has established herself as Canada’s supreme arbiter of cool, channeling a vibe that takes full force in her sheer nude Lipstick."

I'm going to be totally biased and say I love this lipstick due to the mere fact that it has my name on it.  All jokes aside, the lipstick is described as light shell pink with a cremesheen finish.  It is light pink with warm undertones.  I do enjoy Mac's cremesheen lipsticks over their matte finishes.  The formula is lightweight, creamy and leaves a natural sheen.  Similar to other cremesheen lipsticks, this one is semi-opaque with buildable coverage.   This shade does not wear well on it's own on me but looks so pretty when swatched.  I need a different base to not make it look so pale on.  I seen Samantha swatch this lipstick on her snapchat with different lip liners and the possibilities were endless.  I have been wearing it over nude and pink liners/lipsticks to get the most out of it.

You can shop Samantha's lipstick here.  Have you picked up this lipstick or any of the other beauty guru's lipsticks?  Let me know below.

Samantha

xoxo

*Thanks to Mac Cosmetics for providing this sample to share with my readers.  

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Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip Summer 2017 - Photos and Swatches

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The Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip set is perfect for all nude lovers.  The set contains multi brand lipsticks and lipglosses in an array of nude shades.  With 6 lipsticks, 1 full and 5 deluxe size products, this set is a great way to sample the best selling nudes from these brands.  The set retails for $33 CAD and is available across all Sephora stores.

This set contains:

  •  Anastasia Beverly Hills® Lip Gloss in Kristen (cool desert sand)
  •  Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Sugar Sugar (champagne-gold shimmer)
  •  NARS Cosmetics Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (rose pink)
  •  Tarte Lippie Lingerie matte tint in Revealed (light mocha)
  •  Urban Decay Vice Waterproof Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Trivial (matte pink nude)                                             
  • Too Faced Injection Glossy in Spice Girl (Pink Nude)
L- R - ABH Kristen, TF Spice Girl, MJ Sugar, Sugar, UD Trivial, Tarte Revealed, Nars Bound

L- R - ABH Kristen, TF Spice Girl, MJ Sugar, Sugar, UD Trivial, Tarte Revealed, Nars Bound

These sets can be a hit or miss sometimes but all of these shades are wearable on me and I'm really liking them, mainly because most of them are pink nudes.  I've been wanting to try out the Marc Jacobs Lip Lacquers as I've heard great reviews and Too Faced's Injection which is a lip plumping gloss, so I'm glad I was able to get my hands on this set.  I already own a few of the Anastasia's glosses and Tarte's Lippie Lingerie's and I think the formula is great.  You may already know this but I'm a glossy type of girl so I love the different options in this set. I was concerned with the Marc Jacobs shade not working for me but it actually looks great over a nude base.  Overall, I think this is a great set that offers different nudes in a variety of finishes.  The price point is also very reasonable.  You can shop this set here.

via Sephora.com

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Sephora VIB 2017 Sale Haul

Hi Beauties!

Today I will be sharing my haul from the recent Sephora VIB sale.  Fair warning, my haul is not huge as I was trying to be good;  although I did end up purchasing a few more items than planned.  There were only two products that I really wanted but I was only able to get my hands on one.  I called every Sephora within 50 km to locate the Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit but it was sold out everywhere and won’t be back in stock until May 8th.  Nonetheless, I’m happy with my purchases so let’s get started.

Tarte Magic Wands Brush Set

This was one of the items I really wanted and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on this limited edition set.  I love the look of the unicorn-horn handles, it’s just beautiful and the bristles are so soft.  Read more here.

Tarte Spellbound Sprinkle Face and Body Glitter

I’ve been loving loose body glitters since I purchased the Touch my Body Powder from the Mac Mariah Carey collection (see here).  As that one is limited edition, I tend to not use it as much so I thought this one would be a great addition to my rotation.  Don’t let the size of the container fool you, this highlighter adds a great punch.  A little really does go a long way and it is very affordable (see a swatch here).

Sephora Favorites – Give me Some Nude Lip

I’ve always wanted to buy one of these sets but they sell out so fast or sometimes the items are a hit or miss.  This set has very wearable colours and some brands that I’ve been wanting to try out.  The set comes with 6 lipsticks, 5 deluxe and one full sized.  I will have a full review including swatches on these.

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip - Petal Metal

This lipstick is described as a liquid lipstick that is rich in colour and has a high shine finish.  Petal Metal is described as metallic rose gold shade.  It is so beautiful and makes a great lip topper or nude lipsticks.  It gives the appearance as if you put a powder highlighter on your lips.  The metallic finish adds dimension to the lips making them appear fuller in size when applied to the center.

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam

I've heard so many great things about this brand so I picked up this dry shampoo during the sale to test it out.  It is a waterless foam that is meant to remove oil and product buildup.  It works well on second, third or fourth day hair.  I've used it a couple of times and it adds volume while masking any oil.  My hair tends to get really oily on third day hair and the foam helps to refresh my hair and extend another day of unwashed hair.   I really like the foam formula, it is light weight and doesn't leave any white residue like most dry shampoos. Unfortunately after using this a handful of times, the aerosol has clogged and is broken.  I will try to unclog it but if I can't, I will be returning it.   

That's all for my VIB sale haul.  I didn't go to crazy and so far I'm loving everything that I purchased.  What did you pick up?

Samantha

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Coachella (festival) Makeup Look

Hi Beauties,

Here's a Coachella inspired makeup look I created.  You can watch the tutorial below.

Products Used:

Face:
LA Girl Orange Corrector
Wet n Wild Foundation - Amber Beige
Tom Ford Foundation Stick - Caramel
Pixi Rose Oil Blend
Tarte Shape Tape - Medium
Ben NYE Banana Powder

Cheeks:
Too Faced Chocolate SoleBronzer
Nars Irresistiblement
Mac Sea Me, Hear Me Blush
Tarte Courage Blush
Colourpop Parasol a Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit
Artist Couture Gold Digger

Eyes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna and World Traveler Palette
Stila Magnificent Glitter Liquid Shadow - Karma Kitten
NYX Vivid Brights Liner - Sapphire
Tarte Tarteist Black Clay Paint
Salon Perfect 614 Lashes
ABH Chocolate Promade and Benefit Precisley, My Brow

Lips:
Lord & Berry - Rose liner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lovely
Stila Magnificent Glitter Liquid Shadow - Karma Kitten

Body:
Mac Touch my Body Powder
ABH So Hollywood

Brushes:
Sigma E30, F89, F79, F06, E40
Morphe M495,  M310, R37, M173
 Anastasia Beverly Hills A23
Real techniques blush brush
Elf eyeshadow brush
Wet and wild contour and blending brush
Tarte foundation brush
Bdellium tools 716, 785
Luxie 213

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MAKE UP FOR EVER's Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks - 103, 105, 107 Review and Swatches

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The new Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks are the latest addition to MAKE UP FOR EVER's growing range of lip products.  The new dreamy liquid matte lipsticks are perfect for the Spring days ahead of us.  There are six shades in this line ranging from nude and pink shades.  Each lipstick retails for $25 and is sold at Sephora.

These liquid lipsticks are long lasting and have great colour payoff.  The formula is light and comfortable and dries to an opaque matte finish.  They contain beeswax to assist with the long wear and it also contains avocado oil to help nourish the lips.

Colour descriptions:

101 - Cream Beige                

103 - Warm Beige                

105 - Rosewood

107 - Neutral Beige     

109 - Praline

203 - Cold Pink           

I was sent three shades which you will see swatches below.

As pretty as these lipsticks looked swatched, they don't look the same on my lips.  I'm not sure if it is my tan from my recent trip to Barbados but the lipsticks look almost clay like on me, possibly because they contain mineral clay.  It makes my lips look like concealer lips.  I do however, really enjoy the formula as it is light weight and very pigmented.  I've been pairing the lipsticks with a gloss to get a better match.  I will try wearing these alone again once my tan fades.  Perhaps the more pink toned shades would match my complexion better at this time.  Having said that, I would recommend these if you're looking for a comfortable liquid matte lipstick.

Have you tried any of the MUFE liquid mattes?

Samantha

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Pur Cosmetics Vanity Palettes - Dream Chaser and Goal Digger

Hi Beauties!

Pur Cosmetics just launched two new palettes with an ingenious concept.  The palettes have a feature that isn't visible at first sight.  At first glance it looks like a regular palette but the compact has a retractable standing mirror that converts the compact into a mini vanity.  The Vanity Eye and Cheek Palettes were designed for those with a busy lifestyle, like myself.  It makes your on-the-go application much easier to transform your look from day to night.  Each palette retails for $36 USD and $49 CDN.

Each palette contains four eyeshadows, one blush, a bronzer and an illuminator.  The compact is sizable but slender and very travel friendly.  Housed inside the palette is an oversized mirror that is the perfect size for quick touch ups.  You just have to pull the mirror upward to transform into a vanity.

"Don’t overthink your makeup while trying to reach your goals".

The vanity compacts are available in two shade options.  'Goal Digger' contains shimmer shades which is reflected in the shiny packaging.  'Dream Chaser' has more warm neutral and matte tones housed within a compact that is also matte to help differentiate the two palettes apart. 

Goal Digger Eye and Cheek Palette

Goal Digger

Goal Digger

L-R - Glow Getter (highlighter), Glambition (blush), Motivation (bronzer), Grind, No Limit, 24/7, and Aim High

L-R - Glow Getter (highlighter), Glambition (blush), Motivation (bronzer), Grind, No Limit, 24/7, and Aim High

Dream Chaser Eye and Cheek Palette

Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser

L-R: Illusion (highlighter), Visionary (blush), Driven (bronzer), Good Intentions, Fantasy, Utopia and Aspire

L-R: Illusion (highlighter), Visionary (blush), Driven (bronzer), Good Intentions, Fantasy, Utopia and Aspire

I love the unique design and functionality of the mirror in these vanity palettes.  I've never seen anything of its kind.  They are very convenient for when your on the go for quick touch ups.   Both palettes are equally beautiful.  As mentioned, one has cool toned shimmer shades and the other has warmer neutral shades.  I like the blush and bronzer shades in both, however the bronzer in Dream Chaser won't work on darker complexions as a bronzer.  I found the highlighter and some shadows in the Dream Chaser palette were a little on the powdery side.  Overall, I think this is a great palette for people with active lifestyles.  The Vanity Palettes are available for sale at purcosmetics.com, Ulta and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Will you be picking any of these up?

Ps.  There will be a giveaway up soon for a chance to win both of these palettes.  Be sure to follow me on IG so you don't miss it.

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PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Chrome Glaze Lip Glosses - Review and Swatches

Hi Beauties!

Pur recently launched their Twelve shades of Fabulous Campaign that coincided with the release of the Fifty Shades Darker movie.   Playing to a masquerade theme, media packages included a sexy lace mask.  While wearing a mask can be sexy and dreamy - pairing with a killer lip is what really sets it off.  There are six new Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks and six Chrome Glaze Lip Glosses that will definitely take your lip game to a new level.  You will be seeing swatches for both shortly.

Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks ($18 USD):

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear "matte" lipsticks, is dry; however, these are anything but dry.  The formula has a mousse like texture that glides on very smoothly and it doesn't flake throughout the day.   I like the triangle tip applicator on the wand as it allows for a more precise application especially around the lip lines and just one swipe leaves great coverage.  They also contain agave extract to moisturize and condition the lips..  The lipsticks are available in six different shades that are swatched below.  The lipsticks pair great with the glosses too.  The shade FBF is my favourite of the bunch; btw I love the names of the shades. 

Chrome Glaze High-Shine Lip Glosses ($18 USD):

I'm a gloss type of girl and Pur makes some amazing glosses.  These chrome like glosses are high in pigment and uses a gel technology to delivery a high shine.  The formula contains agave extract for lasting moisture, durability and it helps to plump lips.  They can be worn alone or layered over the Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks for a more opaque look.  There are six colour options in this line and I'm really liking the lighter shades.

Below are some of Pur Cosmetic's suggestions on the perfect lipstick and gloss pairings.

Innocent + Arm Candy

Ever After + Heartbreaker

Addiction + Smarty Pants

Dutty Wine + Rebel

FBF + Squad

Oh Bae + DIY

The possibilities are endless with these two products which are not just limited to the above combos.  I typically add a gloss over my lipsticks so I appreciate the different combo options to create a different look every time.  I'm really loving the formula on the lipsticks.  They are creamy, pigmented and wear very comfortably.  The glosses are very moisturizing and lightweight.  I enjoy wearing them on their own as well.   And of course, I'm partial to the nudes and pinks.  All of the above are available on Purcosmetics.com and select shades available at Ulta and Shoppers Drug Mart

Samantha

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask, Recovery Mask-in-Oil and Smoother Universal Primer

Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask

The Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask is Estee Lauder’s first mask of its kind.  The mask is  infused with Advanced Night Repair technology.  The eye pads contain anti-irrants, hyaluronic acid and concentrated moisture to rejuvenate the look and feel of dry and tired under eyes.  It helps to calm, smooth and plump weary puffy eyes and make them appear more renewed.  Each eye mask contains two sections with the formula sealed in one, while the other stays dry.  Only upon application is the formula to be released by breaking the seal.  The triple-layer delivery system allows the formula to get deep into the skin and target the delicate eye area.   I've recently been introduced to eye masks and I love them since I have dry under eyes.  The mask is to be used once a week at night for 10 minutes.  The mask is sold in a 4 pack ($49.00) or a single pack ($14.00).

Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil

This mask-in-oil works to lock in the benefits of a nightly repair serum overnight to protect and rebuild skin.  It helps the skin look more renewed and radiant as it creates a “nighttime cocoon”.  It should be used every night after the Repair Serum or as the last step of your beauty routine.  I always use a beauty oil in my nighttime regime and I'm glad to add this one to my collection.  The formula is lightweight and it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy.  The Repair Recovery Mask retails for $100.

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Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer

This primer leaves skin feeling silky smooth, hydrated and flawless for makeup application.  The Smoother is a new addition to their existing primers, The Mattifier and Radiant Perfect.   It contains apricot essence to soften and moisture the skin.  The Smoother is said to reduce the appearance of pores and imperfections and can be worn alone or can be used to prep the skin before foundation.  I have only used it on it's own so far and the formula is thin and lightweight.  The primer retails for $44.

All of the above products are sold at Hudson's Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Holt Renfrew,  esteelauder.ca and other retailers that carry the brand.

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